Wladimir Kltitschko has predicted that Antony Joshua would have no trouble defeating Tyson Fury, should the heavyweights step in the ring together.

Joshua overcame Joseph Parker on points earlier this month, meaning he now holds the WBA, WBO and IBF crowns.

He is now one belt away from unifying the division, with Deontay Wilder currently standing in his way.

Klitshcko believes that AJ is simply too good for Fury, who last week announced he will return from a two-year doping ban with a bout in Manchester on Saturday 9 June.

As reported by the Metro, Klitschko, when asked who would win a fight between the British duo, said:

Hands down Joshua. He is getting to be the complete fighter. Technically, size-wise, weight-wise, power-wise. And he is a good learner. The other guy [Fury], like a fart in the wind it is there and it is gone. In the history of boxing, there are a lot of examples of this kind of guy.

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The less than complimentary comments come despite the fact that Fury inflicted Klitschko’s first loss in over ten years when the pair met in 2015, a loss which ended the Ukrainian’s nine year stint as a world champion.

Joshua has also defeated Klitschko, overcoming him last year to claim the WBA title in what turned out to be the 42-year-old’s final fight before retirement.

It is not yet known who AJ’s next opponent will be. although he will have to face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at some point in the near future.

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